Daily Briefs (April 30) – EU boxarts / Hiroshi Yamauchi / Seattle Mariners
Today’s Daily Briefs:
- EU boxarts
- Hiroshi Yamauchi
- Seattle Mariners
- Nintendo vs Tomita Technologies USA
- 7th Dragon III code:VFD
- Dragon Quest X
- Boku no Hero Academia: Battle for All
- 12-sai ~Koisuru Diary~
- Rabbids Amusement Center
Here’s the updated boxarts for:
- Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE (Regular and Fortissimo) [Limited Edition now available on Amazon.com]
- Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympics (Wii U)
Yesterday, the Consumer Technology Association revealed the latest class of honorees that will be inducted into the 2016 Consumer Technology Hall of Fame (which “pays tribute to the leaders who have advanced innovation and developed a foundation for the consumer technologies we enjoy today and others still to come”).
And one of the honoreed is none other than… Hiroshi Yamauchi, the former president of Nintendo (who passed away a couple of years ago). Click here for more details!
If you’re interested in Nintendo’s history, you definitely know about the Seattle Mariners, that Hiroshi Yamauchi bought the majority ownership of with his own money. This week, Nintendo of America announced the planned sale of a majority of its interest in the Seattle Mariners to other members of the current ownership group. After that sale, Nintendo will still own 10% of the team.
For more details about the sale, you can check out the press release, and Tatsumi Kimishima’s comments from this week’s investor meeting.
Head after the break for the rest of this post!
Nintendo vs Tomita Technologies USA
A few years ago, Nintendo was sued by Tomita Technologies, who accused the company of violating one of its patents regarding 3D display technology with the Nintendo 3DS. Initially, Nintendo was found “guilty” (in 2013), but after a re-trial in 2015, the company’s appeal was successful. And on April 24th, federal Judge Jed Rakoff in New York ruled that the Nintendo 3DS does not infringe Tomita Technology’s patent.
Here’s what said Ajay Singh (Nintendo of America’s Director of Litigation and Compliance) had to say about this:
“We are very pleased with the court’s finding that Nintendo does not infringe. Nintendo has a long history of developing innovative products, and we aggressively defend patent lawsuits when our products do not infringe, even when we must do it over many years and through multiple trials.”
Source: Nintendo PR
On Thursday, Gamasutra published an interview with M2 about the SEGA 3D Classics, and more precisely how they created 3D versions of classics from SEGA consoles. There’s also a little tidbit about the Wii Virtual Console, and how M2 approached other developers to port games that were originally on MegaDrive and other SEGA systems.
You can click here to check it out!
7th Dragon III code:VFD
On October, another 7th Dragon III code:VFD figure will be released in October in Japan. It’s based on the Rune Knight, and will cost 14 000 Yen + taxes. Here’s some pictures:
Dragon Quest X
Here’s a trailer for the latest major update for Dragon Quest X, Ver. 3.3:
Boku no Hero Academia: Battle for All
If you have a Japanese Nintendo 3DS, you can now download the demo version for Boku no Hero Academia: Battle for All, which comes out on May 19th in Japan. Also, you can already pre-load the game from the Nintendo eShop, or via Nintendo’s website. To do so, you will need at least 2 739 blocks / 342MB of free space on your SD Card.
Here’s some additional screenshots for the game:
12-sai ~Koisuru Diary~
This week, Happinet announced that 12-sai ~Koisuru Diary~ would come out on August 4th in Japan. The company revealed a trailer, the boxart, some illustrations, and some boxarts:
Our Upcoming Releases pages has been updated with this new date.
Rabbids Amusement Center
In 2020, Ubisoft will open their very own theme park, but before that, there will be a Rabbis Amusement Center in the West Island area of Montreal, in August.
Here’s what Ubisoft Canada’s managing director Olivier Ernst said about that:
“Montreal stood out as the ideal city for testing the concept and launching a new type of amusement center. It goes without saying that we’re thrilled to develop this major project, right here at home, in Quebec.”